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Sep 19, 2023

Kenosha Common Council unanimously passes contractor requirements for public bids

Kenosha officials championed the bill for its apprenticeship requirements, while some contractors said some rules were vague.

Wisconsin Construction Trades
Jul 6, 2023

Milwaukee mayor says youth can get out of poverty by connecting with trades

Johnson attended the final day of WRTP|BIG STEP's summer academy, which gave students from 15 schools the chance to try a trade before committing to a career.

Jun 5, 2023

Nearly 350 graduating apprentices recognized by ABC of Wisconsin as craft professionals

ABC named its Craft Professional of the Year at an event recognizing apprentices' achievements.

May 31, 2023

Milwaukee-area students step up to apprenticeships for trades signature day

The state's director for apprenticeship standards said the signatures were the start of new career pathways for high school and post high school students.

Evers tax cuts
Jan 27, 2023

Innovation grants biggest chunk of Tony Evers’ call for workforce funding

Gov. Tony Evers promised to invest in workforce innovation grants to fund youth apprenticeships in the future.

Jan 25, 2023

Evers pledges $190 million for state workforce momentum

Gov. Tony Evers said he wanted to invest $190 million to strengthen the state's workforce.

Dec 15, 2022

Labor union, contractor association officials comment on apprenticeship rule proposal

Wisconsin construction industry insiders commented at a public hearing for a proposed rule requiring a portion of builders’ workforce to be made of apprentices when tackling certain projects. 

Oct 6, 2022

Wisconsin hits milestone as apprentice numbers break 15,000

Wisconsin saw the highest apprenticeship participation rate in two decades as the state broke more than 15,000 active apprentices, Gov. Tony Evers and the Department of Workforce Development announced on Thursday. 

Oct 5, 2022

Proposal would require 10% of contractors’ workforce to be active apprentices

A proposed rule would require contractors to ensure at least one in 10 of their workers are participating in an apprenticeship program when working on state construction projects worth more than $25 million, according to a proposal written in late September. 

Aug 30, 2022

Architecture, construction included in state’s new apprenticeship offerings

New job pathways in the construction field are possible for Wisconsin’s youth after Gov. Tony Evers announced on Monday additions to apprenticeship offerings for high school student workers. 

Feb 15, 2022

Panel advances bill to offer tax breaks for apprenticeship tuition

A legislative committee has voted to advance legislation that would give apprentices a tax break on tuition after Gov. Tony Evers vetoed a similar proposal last year.

Feb 8, 2022

Bills to put $20M in COVID aid into apprenticeships, revive tax breaks

Lawmakers are moving forward with bills that would direct $20 million in federal aid toward apprenticeship programs and provide a tax break for apprenticeships — a proposal similar to one previously vetoed by Gov. Tony Evers.


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